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- Percentage totals in some tables will not sum to 100 due to
rounding. For the same reason, values in some columns may not
total precisely to match the printed sum values.
- The most current data are reported to the extent possible.
Because of timing differences in the availability of data, the
reported times vary. For example, the budget and expenditure information
reported are based on fiscal year data that for 2000-2001 is July
1, 2000, through June 30, 2001. The academic year consists of
the summer, fall, and spring terms, e.g., the 2001-02 academic
year includes the summer 2001 session, the fall 2001 semester,
and the spring 2002 semester.
- The fall semester student and teaching activity information
used for official reporting purposes is based on a “snapshot”
of the data on a specific day, which is normally at the beginning
of the second week of classes. Similarly, a “snapshot”
file (the October Workforce File) is used to prepare the faculty
and staff information.
- Student Credit Hours in Fast Facts on page 1 are reported based
on the spring, fall, and winter official enrollment reports from
the Office of the Registrar.
- Extramural awards include all contracts and grants that were
processed through Sponsored Program Services. Research and Sponsored
Program Expenditures include expenditures incurred on sponsored
program projects, state and federally appropriated research projects,
and gifted research projects.
- Number of students in Fraternities, Sororities and Cooperative
Housing reported on page 41 is student self-reported information
based on local address from the Registrar's files. Number of students
in Cooperative Housing reported on page 40 is information acquired
by the Dean of Students office from each chapter/house president.
- The source of data for Faculty and Staff Full-Time Equivalency
by Source of Funding on page 49 includes a modified definition
of the “General Funds” and “Auxiliary and Other
Funds” categories after 2001. The new definition reports
the 115 Fund (Income Producing – OIELL Activity) under “Auxiliary
and Other Funds.” The 115 fund was reported prior to 2001
under “General Funds.” The 1997 data in this analysis
were generated using the new definition for comparison purposes.
- In the Peer University Comparison Section, Cornell University
includes only the Cornell Statutory programs. Cornell Endowed
programs have been excluded.
- The Student Fees Budget on page 58 was changed in 2002-03 to
be reported as gross student fees with fee remissions added to
the expenditure side of the budget. Prior to 2002-03, fee remissions
were deducted from total student fees and reported as net student
- Alumni counts on pages 1 and 98 increased from 319,601 (last
year) to 353,687 (this year) in part because in previous years
the data omitted alumni who asked for no contact from Purdue and
also omitted alumni whose addresses are currently unknown.
- The Faculty counts on page 50 and the Faculty and Staff counts
on pages 53 and 54 have been redistributed for all years shown
to reflect the counts of international staff. In previous years’
Data Digests, the international staff data were distributed among
the American race/ethnicity categories.